I plan to copy all my CDs to my PC and would appreciate suggestions to be smart about it. I plan to rip my CDs losslessly, convert to lossless-compressed, and discard the original rips. I'll then create an additional, compressed version of the music for listening, or use with a portable player. For extraction, CDex looks good. After that, I'm undecided. Searching the forum, I've seen FLAC, Monkey's Audio, and WMA Lossless recommended for lossless compression. Is there any concensus as to which is the best option? Then, I intend to duplicate the lossless music into lossy compressed form, for playback and use with a portable player. While MP3 is defacto standard, my impression and experience is that it's inferior to WMA and AAC lossy formats. But, again, MP3 will work with every player now or in the future. Any thoughts on routes for compressing the music? Will my choice of lossless encoding limit my lossy options? Thanks!